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Goodbye girls! ABC cancels 'Charlie's Angels'

Some classics — even the cheesiest ones — are better left in the past, and Charlie’s Angels, it seems, is no exception: ABC has shut down production on the reboot from Smallville scribes Al Gough and Miles Millar.

A network representative says the show will continue to air on Thursdays, filling the 8 p.m. slot with an unknown number of episodes (four of the show’s eight shot episodes have aired). Last night’s hour showed some ratings growth for the first time, climbing a tenth of a point to 6 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. But it wasn’t enough to reverse the show’s fate.

Why did the reboot fail? READ FULL STORY

'Charlie's Angels' loses flight; 'How to Be a Gentleman' struggles

The competition took a beating Thursday because of The X Factor, which gave FOX a win in adults 18-49 (3.9 rating/10 share) and another chance to boast about its domination (like, how its the first time ever that Fox has won the first two Thursdays of the season). The two-hour show averaged 11.9 million, according to early results.

Charlie’s Angels took a direct hit on ABC — earning a mere 1.5/4, which was down 29 percent versus last week. It averaged 7.1 million. Grey’s Anatomy suffered but not too terribly; it earned a 3.5/9 (10 million) but was still down 15 percent. Most of the damage was heaped upon Kate Walsh and the return of Private Practice, which earned a 2.8/8 (and 7.8 million) and logged its lowest-rated premiere ever. READ FULL STORY

Thursday ratings: 'Charlie's Angels' modest, 'X Factor' steady

Premiere explosion Thursday unveiled 10 season debuts, plus several crucial second episodes of the fall. Some initial first-glance key results: ABC’s Charlie’s Angels opened modestly with 8.7 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, the second night of Fox’s The X Factor held nearly steady with 12.5 million viewers and a 4.3 rating, and NBC’s Prime Suspect disappointed with 6 million and 1.8.

Let’s go network by network and break this down. Fox won the night with X Factor (the first time its won a premiere week Thursday in the network’s history, in fact), off by only a tenth of a point from Wednesday night rating. Showing this strong retention for the second episode is definitely good news for Fox and Simon Cowell.

On CBS, a one-hour Big Bang Theory (14.4 million, 4.9) was stable with last fall’s premiere and also won the night. The premiere of J.J. Abrams’ new thriller Person of Interest (13.2 million, 3.1) had a solid number, but was down 9 percent from the debut of CSI in the time period last year. At 10 p.m., the return of The Mentalist (13.3 million, 2.8) was off 18 percent from last fall, despite its Red John finale cliffhanger. READ FULL STORY

Top fall TV time-slot battles this week (and who will win)

Right after the fall schedule was announced last May, I posted a rundown of the most intriguing time-period battles and who I thought would win. There’s been a lot of buzz and new intel about these shows since then, but I’m keeping my predictions the same — plus adding a several new entries. So here they are, below. Be sure to check the Inside TV blog every morning for the ratings to see how your favorite shows perform (of course, in today’s DVR era, time periods are less important than they were five years ago, but don’t be fooled: The slots still matter — just ask any show that faced off against American Idol, or one that had the pleasure of airing after it):

Who: CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 vs. NBC’s Playboy Club vs. ABC’s Castle
When
: Mondays at 10 p.m.
Verdict: Castle pulled off a surprise victory in this slot by the end of last season against the first year of Five-0, gradually conquering a time period that it always lost to CBS when CSI: Miami was there. (Castle was especially aided by Charlie Sheen’s freak out and Two and a Half Men going into repeats — thus weakening CBS’ 9 p.m. hour’s lead into Hawaii.) So this is the rematch, with Hawaii bulking up with a ton of guest stars and adding Terry O’Quinn to the cast. Expectations are modest for Playboy Club. Hawaii will go big tonight when Men returns tonight, but in the coming weeks Castle will probably end up slightly on top. And now on Friday nights, it’s Chuck vs… READ FULL STORY

'Charlie's Angels': There's room for Kelly and Kris!

Cheryl-Ladd-Jaclyn-SmithImage Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.comThe producers of ABC’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels promised that original franchise stars like Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd may still have a place on the new drama.

“Once we’ve established our show in terms of what our series is, there is definitely room down the line for those appearances by characters from other iterations,” said Al Gough, who is running the drama with Miles Millar. “We did the same thing on Smallville as a way to honor what has come before, and to find a new twist on the characters.”

In the short-term, there is still one important role that needs to be filled. Now that Robert Wagner has left the show as the voice of Charlie, the producers are on the hunt for a new person to be on the other side of the squawk box. (Reason for Wagner’s departure? Scheduling issues, apparently).

Gough admitted that they briefly considered Drew Barrymore, who is a producer on the drama and was featured in the big screen version, but “we already made so many changes to the franchise” that they opted against featuring a female Charlie.

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Charlie’s Angels reboot: No Kelly and Kris!

'Charlie's Angels' Comic-Con panel: Rachael Taylor steals the show

ABC’s Charlie’s Angels Comic-Con panel is at the Hilton next door to the convention center. So perhaps we shouldn’t read too much into the fact the ballroom is only about a third full when the panel takes the stage — fans line up like crazy at the convention center, but drawing them off-site can be tricky.

We see an action-packed new trailer (which is not going to be online for awhile), then the lovely cast take the stage and co-showrunner Alfred Gough explains what’s new in ABC’s reboot compared to the 1970s series and two movies. READ FULL STORY

PHOTOS: ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' in action

ABC gave us a few new looks at Charlie’s Angels this morning (along with rather gorgeous pics of Pan Am starring Christina Ricci) after announcing its fall schedule.

Here’s your first look at Ramon Rodriguez as Bosley, in addition to Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor (the show’s tagline: ‘They’re Angels, Not Saints”). Also, see the first video clip from Angels and ABC’s other new shows here. READ FULL STORY

PHOTO: New look at ABC's 'Charlie's Angels'

As networks prepare to select which pilots are getting series orders, here’s one project that doesn’t have to worry: ABC’s Charlie’s Angels is considered a lock to get a spot on the network’s schedule next season. And here’s a fresh look at Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor from the show (and don’t they look like they’re having fun?): READ FULL STORY

'Charlie's Angels' on-set photos!

Here’s an early look at Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh shooting ABC’s Charlie’s Angels revamp in Miami. The pilot is considered one of the most buzzworthy in contention for the fall, and recasts Angels in modern times along with Robert Wagner playing the voice of Charlie. Here are your pics: READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen's 'trailer' driven off Warner Bros. lot -- PHOTOS

Charlie Sheen’s “trailer” has left the Warner Bros. lot, where it was parked for years beside the Two and a Half Men stage.

The vehicle is a bus that Sheen converted into a “total hang-out pad,” and it nested beside Stage 26 for the actor’s use during breaks while shooting Men. It was going to be towed, but Sheen sent a repairman to fix it up so it could be driven home on March 10 with dignity.

Still, having your trailer driven off the lot is the celebrity version of packing up your desk and carrying the box out the door. Here are some exclusive pics. It’s the end of an era, the Sheenpocalypse Now version of the last helicopter leaving Saigon. Winning? READ FULL STORY

'Charlie's Angels' pilot lands 'Vampire Diaries' director -- EXCLUSIVE

Another piece falls into place on ABC’s Charlie’s Angels project: Marcos Siega has closed a deal to direct the pilot.

Siega helped get The CW’s Vampire Diaries off the ground with a strong first episode, and has also directed episodes of Showtime’s Dexter, CBS’ Cold Case and CW’s Veronica Mars. Siega was tapped by his fellow CW veterans, Angels‘ writing-producing team Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (who, of course, created Smallville).

The Angels re-boot firmed up its much-buzzed-about trio of leads on Friday, adding Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor to the previously announced Annie Ilonzeh (pic here).

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